Duane M. Sorlie, 70, Dickinson, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at St. Luke's Home, Dickinson. Duane's funeral service is at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dickinson, with the Rev. Steven Tangen and the Rev.
Duane M. Sorlie, 70, Dickinson, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at St. Luke's Home, Dickinson.
Duane's funeral service is at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dickinson, with the Rev. Steven Tangen and the Rev. Lisa Lewton officiating.
Interment is in the Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, S.D., at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, with Chaplain Willard Olsen presiding.
Military honors will be provided by the Veterans Drill Team following the service on Saturday.
Visitation is from 12-9 p.m. on Friday at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Visitation continues one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
Duane Merlin Sorlie was born on March 30, 1937, in Lemmon, S.D., the son of Merlin and Emma (Stelter) Sorlie. He was raised and educated in Lemmon.
He joined the South Dakota National Guard, where he proudly served for 33 years. From Sept. 1, 1961, to Aug. 7, 1962, Duane was called into active duty with the United States Army.
Duane married Karen Johnson on March 29, 1957, in Lemmon, and in 1967, they moved to Dickinson.
He has worked as a salesmen throughout his life with Nabisco and Tavis Candy Company.
Duane also did auto body repair (for three years he had his own shop in Hettinger), and most recently worked for BJ Services.
He retired on Aug. 3, 2007, due to failing health.
Duane belonged to the American Legion.
He enjoyed reading, NASCAR racing, western movies, working in the yard and country western music.
His true enjoyment came from being with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Duane is survived by his wife, Karen; their three children, Jim (Kitty) Sorlie, Billings, Mont., Shari (Bill) Fuchs, Dickinson, and Jodi (Tim) Lindemann, Dickinson; four grandchildren, Nicole Tavis, Steven Sorlie, Michael Tavis and Samantha Sorlie; his mother-in-law, Marge Johnson, Hettinger; sister-in-law, Betty (Rich Lindstrom), Fargo; and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael; and his father-in-law, Henry Johnson.
(Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson)